French Authority to Reduce Tax Charged on Crypto Sales

French Authority to Reduce Tax Charged on Crypto Sales

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A recent report has made it known that an amendment to a tax bill aimed to trim the tax rate of crypto sales has been adopted by the Finance Committee of the lower house of the French parliament.

Tax Rate Of Crypto Sales Will be Reduced

The report made it known that the resulting effect of this adoption will directly influence crypto sales, as the tax rate charged henceforth will be equivalent to that of the capital income tax. It has also made it known that even though the bill amendment has been adopted, the broader parliament needs to approve the final version of the document. This hearing has been scheduled for next week.

The report says that if the budget amendments get approved, a current tax rate on crypto income of 36.2%, will be reduced to 30% effective from next year.

The report also made it known that this move by the French authority is aimed towards giving room for new technologies, which also include blockchain and digital currencies to thrive.

It was reported recently that the President of France— Emmanuel Macron made a statement claiming that he wants France to become what he termed a “startup nation”. Bruno Le Maire, the France minister for the Economy also confirmed that the country is prepared for a “blockchain revolution”

Legal Framework for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)

Recently, the Minister informed the public that the government had agreed on a legal framework for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). The new amendment allows Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) which is the French stock markets regulator to legally issue licenses to organizations that want to raise funds through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). Another advantage of this new legislation is that it also offers investors with lots of protections.

Europe is gradually becoming the best continent to set up a crypto operation and with France gradual stepping up its game, the country may eventually become the crypto capital of Europe.